Wilmington police reports, arrests


By Nathan Kraatz - [email protected]



WILMINGTON — The following report is generated from reports provided by the Wilmington Police Department. All those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. Incidents are presumed to be under investigation. Charges may be dropped or changed in court.

Wilmington police recently received the following reports:

• Police responded to a report of child abuse Thursday in the southern portion of the city. Police collected evidence and statements alleging the child had been slapped and thrown against a pole.

• Thursday, police and paramedics responded to the report of a man lying in the grass allegedly with “breathing compared to someone that was overdosing on opiates,” according to the police report. Paramedics started an IV and the man regained consciousness after several minutes.

• A missing person report was filed by a North Walnut Street man Friday night.

• Saturday, a North Lincoln Street resident reported that she paid a man $200 for plumbing work that he never did.

• A 32-inch television, a red metal toolbox and tools were reported stolen from a Randolph Street home after a burglary on Sunday.

• Also on Sunday, a Belmont Avenue resident reported that $450 from her home turned up missing.

• A Midway Drive resident reported Friday the theft of his car, which he was leasing to someone else.

• Thursday, a High Street resident reported the theft of about $900 worth of fishing gear from his pickup truck.

• A 20-inch pink bicycle was stolen from a Grant Street residence’s back yard Thursday. The bike has clear grips, high angle handle bars and a rip in the back of the seat.

• A decorative grape vine tree was stolen from the front porch of a Clark Street home on Thursday. Video was taken of the incident.

• Wednesday, June 29, police responded to a report of a fight on North South Street in the afternoon. Additional details weren’t available as of press time.

• The front and rear license plates of a Lynchburg woman’s car were reportedly stolen on Wednesday, June 29, while the woman was at work on Progress Way.

• A Doan Street resident reported the theft of her cell phone on Tuesday, June 28. The phone was allegedly stolen while sitting on the deck rail of the front porch for five minutes.

• Also on Tuesday, June 28, a GPS unit was reported stolen while at a Wayne Road business, according to a Jefferson Drive resident.

• A North Walnut street woman reported two of her vehicles were damaged Tuesday, June 28.

Wilmington police recently arrested or charged the following people:

• Steven Hopkins, 55, of Wilmington, for alleged public indecency at the Wilmington Municipal Building Monday evening after allegedly exposing himself to a woman inside his vehicle.

• Adrain Brady, 24, of London, for allegedly driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs on Rombach Avenue on Monday.

• Jordan Baker, 33, of Fairfield, for alleged criminal trespassing on West Main Street Sunday.

• Kenneth Carlson, 22, of Jamestown, for alleged public indecency and criminal mischief at a Progress Way business on Sunday.

• Carrie Dunkle, 43, of Wilmington, for alleged domestic violence on Friday night.

• Hunter Valentine, 19, of Wilmington, for allegedly driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol on Friday on Rombach Avenue.

• Russella Bennett, 27, of Wilmington, for allegedly trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony, on Thursday on South Mulberry Street.

• Tyana Myers, 22, of Wilmington, for alleged domestic violence at a North Walnut Street home on Wednesday, June 29.

Reach Nathan Kraatz at 937-382-2574, ext. 2510 or on Twitter @NathanKraatz.

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By Nathan Kraatz

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